Best of Merseyside. Exhibition: 22 August to 5 October 2008
The works on show are a selection of the best from the open exhibitions held throughout 2008 in the Merseyside boroughs of Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Halton.This exhibition is not all that Merseyside artists have to offer, but it gives a candid snapshot of the local art scene. It is the work made, seen and appreciated by thousands of visitors to Merseyside’s ‘other’ galleries, outside Liverpool city centre.
Ten artists have been chosen from each of the five borough exhibitions. The fifty artists represented reflect the variety of work that is being produced in the area. The majority of these are semi-professional or talented amateur artists who are glad of the platform these open shows offer.
The sixth Merseyside borough, Liverpool, does not have an equivalent open exhibition. However there is a degree of overlap and movement between the areas meaning that Liverpool artists are often eligible to show in the other boroughs.
This exhibition was developed by galleries outside Liverpool (a grouping of the arts development and gallery officers from the five boroughs) and is supported by the Arts Council.